General Crime

* Luis Enrique Tavara, The Church Man found bleeding to death on Lafayette in Santa Clara

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Santa Clara police are investigating the murder of “The Church Man,” a resident known in the community for regularly attending church and always carrying a Bible with him. Luis Enrique Tavara, 62, was found bleeding in the 3400 block of Lafayette Street around 5:50 a.m. on Thursday, police said. Santa Clara firefighters responded to administer CPR, but Tavara was pronounced dead about 15 minutes later.Police are investigating his death as a homicide.

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